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Rural transformation
 
News Story
21 March 2018
Vertical urban farming – Experiences from Uganda

In December 2017, Brian Ndyaguma, a young project manager and entrepreneur with several years of experience in business development and acceleration as well as with innovation hub management in...

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Youth
 
Blog Post
16 October 2017
Growing food in concrete – urban farming pioneers in Stockholm

Does this sound like it’s from a sci-fi movie? An empty, underground car park with huge metal cylinder tanks spread throughout. Inside these tanks you can find… lettuce, pak choy, kale, coriander, and even strawberries – in the middle of winter!

Trade and production
Youth
 
Blog Post
16 August 2017
The future food system is open-source, high-tech and operates through networks

“While the third agricultural revolution boiled down to the effects of a small number of actors focusing on the singular goal of maximizing the yields, I believe the fourth revolution will be the opposite — a huge amount of actors across disciplines will crowdsource multivariable solutions, based on a greater understanding of the emergent phenomena in agricultural systems.”

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Slides
26 February 2015
Livelihood aspects of urban and peri-urban farming: A Ugandan perspective

Presented by Eli Katunguka-Rwakishaya at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015. 

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Slides
26 February 2015
Challenges and Opportunities for African Urban Agriculture

Presented by Dr Diana Lee Smith at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015. 

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Slides
26 February 2015
Introduction to the pros and cons of UPA

Presented by Ulf Magnusson at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015. 

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
News Story
25 August 2014
Urban Livestock Production: “to be or not to be” – Expert Group on Urban Animals Is Looking for the Answer

Population growth poses many risks, but it also creates a lot of opportunities, and urban agriculture is one of them. Growing urban population with increasing incomes creates demand for a more diversified diet with a substantial fraction of animal products.

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
Slides
10 July 2013
Synthesis : Urban and peri-urban animal farming

Today more than half of the planet’s inhabitants live in cities. The world-wide migration of rural people to cities is particular prominent in Africa and Asia. Some are “pushed”...